In October 2020, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I saw a lot of discussions about Native American issues happening nationwide. It made me realize that while we have a lot of great employee resource groups - or communities - at Cash App, we didn’t yet have one for Indigenous people. So I decided to kick one off!
There are many different tribes, but there are some systemic issues that affect many Indigenous communities in the US. One in three Indigenous people live in poverty, sexual assault and violence against Indigenous women are endemic, as are alcoholism and drug abuse.
What we aim to do with the Indigenous@ community at Cash App is draw attention to these issues, consider ways in which we can help, and also increase the representation of Indigenous people at Cash App through recruiting.